The Higher Court in Belgrade has issued today a first-instance judgment finding Dragan Vučićević, editor of the Informer Daily, guilty of violation of prohibition of hate speech in a lawsuit filed by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights.
Today, Youth Initiative for Human Rights’ activists have painted over the graffiti with the image of Ratko Mladić, former Chief of the General Staff of the Army of Republic of Srpska, convicted in the first instance to life imprisonment for war crimes throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and for genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995. The graffiti were placed on several locations in the towns of Bor and Bačka Palanka.
Šešelj’s travelling circus must not draw attention from the fact that he is a convicted war criminal who, according to the law, shall be stripped of the MP status.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights demands that competent state authorities prosecute all those who are threatening Nataša Kandić. Further, we expect Prime Minister and the President of the Republic to speak out in that respect and condemn the campaign of hate accompanied with anti-Albanian xenophobic folklore.
The first preparatory hearing on charges brought by three activists of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights against the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) was held today before the Third Basic Court in Belgrade.